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Bilingual Education Program

  • The Texas Education Code requires that school districts offer a bilingual education program at PK-6 for any language with 20 students or more enrolled at any grade level across the district.
     
  • Texas law requires the teaching of both the student’s native language and English. The state of Texas provides student textbooks in English and Spanish for Spanish-speaking students in a bilingual education program.
     
  • MISD offers a one-way and two-way dual language bilingual education program.
     
    • The two-way model is based on a 50/50 model, in which 50% of the instruction is delivered in English and the other 50% is delivered in Spanish. The two-way model includes native Spanish and English speakers becoming bilingual, bicultural, and bi-literate by learning content instruction in both languages.
       
    • The one-way model is based on a 50/50 model, in which 50% of the instruction is delivered in English and the other 50% is delivered in Spanish. The one-way model includes only native Spanish speakers.

Dual Language Program Brochure    Folleto del Programa Bilingüe

ESL (English as a Second Language) Program

  • Texas law requires that students, who do not receive a bilingual education program, receive an ESL (English as a Second Language) program.

  • Students in grades PK-12 whose native language is not Spanish receive instruction through an ESL program, which does not include native-language instruction. The ESL program is offered at every campus in Mansfield ISD.